Satellite footprints

Eutelsat 172B at 172° East

Position:172° East
Manufacturer:Airbus Defense & Space
Launch operator:Arianespace
Launch vehicle:Ariane 5ECA
Launch date:01/06/2017
Expected lifetime:15+ Years

Eutelsat 172B is a new high-capacity satellite delivering increased capacity for fast-growing applications in Asia Pacific, including in-flight and maritime connectivity, cellular backhaul, corporate networks, video and government services.

Located at the key 172° neighbourhood, the satellite provides exceptional land and sea reach over Asia Pacific, from Alaska to Australia. The satellite replaced the Eutelsat 172A that was moved to 174° East renamed Eutelsat 174A.

The Eutelsat 172B satellite is a triple mission satellite with three distinct payloads:

  • A trans-Pacific C-band payload delivering increased power and broader coverage to enhance the service previously provided to customers via Eutelsat 172A as well as reach new growth markets in South-East Asia,
  • A regular Ku-band payload which doubles capacity at 172° East and connects five improved service areas: North Pacific, North-East Asia, South-East Pacific, South-West Pacific and South Pacific,
  • An innovative High Throughput Ku-band payload designed for in-flight broadband with multiple spot beams optimised to serve densely-used Asian and trans-Pacific flight paths.

Eutelsat 172B was constructed by Airbus Defense & Space and was launched on January 6th, 2017 on an Ariane 5 rocket operated by launch operator Arianespace in a dual launch with Viasat-2 satellite for Viasat satellite operator.

Eutelsat 172B at 172° East

EUTELSAT 172B to the S5A hall of the spacesport's state of the art satellite preparation facility (Kourou, French Guiana)
EUTELSAT 172B satellite shipment at Toulouse airport (France) to Europe's spaceport in Kourou
EUTELSAT 172B on the Ariane 5 launcher
EUTELSAT 172B launched by an Ariane 5 ECA from Kourou

Eutelsat 172B at 172° East

E172B C-band Downlink
E172B Ku-band HTS Downlink
E172B Ku-band North Pacific downlink
E172B Ku-band North-East Asia downlink
E172B Ku-band South Pacific downlink
E172B Ku-band South-East Pacific downlink
E172B Ku-band South-West Pacific downlink